This post is a guide to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, including how to get tickets and discounts. This post is current for 2020.
The Uffizi Gallery is home to collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance periods. Our favorite is Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, but you can also find works of Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raffaello, to name a few. It is also home to some incredible ancient sculptures. It is one of the most important and most visited Italian museums.
The art collection of the Uffizi Gallery was once owned by the ruling house of Medici and was gifted to the city of Florence when the house died out. While the collection has been visited upon request since the 16th century, it wasn’t open to the public until 1765. It has been a formal museum since 1865 and is visited by just over two million guests annually from all around the world.
Today the Uffizi Gallery is right next to Piazza ell Signoria. It takes up the first two floors of the large building its in, a building designed by Giorgio Vasari and constructed between 1560 and 1580.
Ticket prices for seeing the Uffizi Gallery are dependant on what time of year you come. It is more expensive in the busy season (March-November):
Hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 8:15am- 6:50pm(18:50). The gallery is closed on Mondays. It is also closed on January 1st & December 25th.
Price: (March 1- October 31): Regular- 12€, Reduced (EU Citizens aged 18+)- 2€, (November 1- February 28): Regular- 20€, Reduced- 2€
Who qualifies for a reduced price: Free admission is available for all children under 18 years; persons with disabilities; scholars; student groups and teachers. For a whole list of who qualified for a reduced price, click here.
Check out our City Pass post to learn about all the discounts you can score while visiting Florence. Below is a list of discounts specifically for the Uffizi Gallery.
You can also save a lot by combining different activities:
There are also several free admission days you will want to check for before your visit! Click here to learn how to get into the Uffizi Gallery on free admission days. Below are the free dates for 2020:
*Some of the observed days might land on dates that the gallery is closed. In those cases, the free day will display online, usually the day before or after. To learn more about the free admission days and why they are observed, click here.
We mentioned that the Uffizi Gallery is home to Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. This artwork is renowned around the world, but there are others worth coming out to see. We listed some below that we think you’ve heard of and won’t want to miss: